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Yerba Buena: Nina Lacour in conversation with Casey McQuiston

Event date: 
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

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Charis welcomes Nina Lacour in conversation with Casey McQuiston for a celebration of Yerba Buena: A Novel. The debut adult novel by the bestselling and award-winning YA author Nina LaCour, following two women on a star-crossed journey toward each other.

When Sara Foster runs away from home at sixteen, she leaves behind the girl she once was, capable of trust and intimacy. Years later, in Los Angeles, she is a sought-after bartender, renowned as much for her brilliant cocktails as for the mystery that clings to her. Across the city, Emilie Dubois is in a holding pattern, yearning for the beauty and community her Creole grandparents cultivated but unable to commit. On a whim, she takes a job arranging flowers at the glamorous restaurant Yerba Buena and embarks on an affair with the married owner.

The morning Emilie and Sara first meet at Yerba Buena, their connection is immediate. But the damage both women carry, and the choices they have made, pulls them apart again and again. When Sara's old life catches up to her, upending everything she thought she wanted just as Emilie has finally gained her own sense of purpose, they must decide if their love is more powerful than their pasts.

At once exquisite and expansive, astonishing in its humanity and heart, Yerba Buena is a love story for our time and a propulsive journey through the lives of two women trying to find somewhere, or someone, to call home.

NINA LACOUR is the Michael L. Printz award-winning and nationally bestselling author of Watch Over MeWe Are OkayHold Still, and Everything Leads to You. She hosts the podcast Keeping a Notebook and teaches for Hamline University's MFA in writing for Children and Young Adults program. A former indie bookseller and high school English teacher, she lives with her family in San Francisco. Yerba Buena is her adult debut.

CASEY MCQUISTON is the New York Times bestselling author of One Last Stop, Red, White & Royal Blue, and I Kissed Shara Wheeler, as well as a pie enthusiast. Born and raised in southern Louisiana, Casey now lives in New York City with Pepper, a poodle mix and semipro personal assistant.

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Yerba Buena: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250810465
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 31st, 2022

FROM BESTSELLING AND PRINTZ-AWARD WINNING AUTHOR NINA LACOUR, PERFECT FOR READERS OF WRITERS AND LOVERS

“A study of complex, modern love…Expertly illuminates the trauma that Sara and Emilie are both wrestling with, as well as their hope and healing…Lingers like a perfectly mixed cocktail.” —San Francisco Chronicle


I Kissed Shara Wheeler: A Novel Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250244451
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Published: Wednesday Books - May 3rd, 2022

*INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*
*INSTANT #1 INDIE BESTSELLER*
*INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER*

From the New York Times bestselling author of One Last Stop and Red, White & Royal Blue comes a romantic comedy about chasing down what you want, only to find what you need...


One Last Stop Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250244499
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 1st, 2021

*INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*
*INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER*
*INSTANT #1 INDIE BESTSELLER*


From the New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue comes a new romantic comedy that will stop readers in their tracks...


Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250316776
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019

* Instant NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestseller *
* GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER for BEST DEBUT and BEST ROMANCE of 2019 *

* BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR* for VOGUE, NPR, VANITY FAIR, and more! *

What happens when America's First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?


Mama and Mommy and Me in the Middle Cover Image
By Nina LaCour, Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536211511
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Published: Candlewick - March 29th, 2022

A little girl stays home with Mama when Mommy goes off on a work trip in this tender, inviting story that will resonate with every child who has missed a parent.


We Are Okay Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142422939
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Published: Penguin Books - February 26th, 2019

Nina LaCour's award-winning, achingly beautiful novel is now available in paperback!

Includes a new foreword by Nicola Yoon, #1 bestselling author of The Sun is Also a Star and Everything, Everything–


Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award


Hold Still Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525556084
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Published: Penguin Books - February 26th, 2019

A beautiful new edition of the stunning debut novel by Nina LaCour, award-winning author of We Are Okay
 


Watch Over Me Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780593108994
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Published: Rocky Pond Books - January 18th, 2022

A modern ghost story about trauma and survival, Watch Over Me is the much-anticipated new novel from the Printz Award-winning author of We Are Okay

★ “Gripping; an emotion-packed must-read.” –Kirkus, starred review


Everything Leads to You Cover Image
$10.99
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ISBN: 9780142422946
Published: Speak - May 5th, 2015

The award-winning author of We Are Okay and Hold Still returns with another beautifully crafted coming-of-age journey about embracing your past, and finding love when you least expect it; set within the Los Angeles film world. (Cover may vary)


You Know Me Well: A Novel Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250809636
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Published: Wednesday Books - June 1st, 2021

A special edition of the critically acclaimed LGBTQ+ romance, now with bonus material from bestselling authors Nina LaCour and David Levithan.

You Know Me Well
is a deeply honest story about navigating the joys and heartaches of first love, one truth at a time.


Event Summary: 
The debut adult novel by the bestselling and award-winning YA author Nina LaCour, following two women on a star-crossed journey toward each other.